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Grebes of the World
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Grebes of the World

By M. A. Ogilvie; Chris Rose

United Kingdom: Bruce Coleman Books, 2002. 122 pages; numerous fine colour illustrations by Chris Rose. Original dust jacket fine. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Chris Rose. 8vo.

$25.96

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. Limited facsimile edition, this copy is very early in the sequence and stamped no. 006 to the front paste-down. A fine copy, cloth very slightly marked; contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 82 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. An as-new copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This copy is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy volume.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$623.09

A MONOGRAPH OF THE TROCHILIDAE, OR FAMILY OF HUMMING-BIRDS Vol. II [volume 2]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1994. Limited facsimile edition, this copy numbered 90 to the front paste-down. A fine copy, cloth very slightly marked. Original grey Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 75 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Binding fine, contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$675.01

A MONOGRAPH OF THE TROCHILIDAE, OR FAMILY OF HUMMING-BIRDS Vol. V. [volume 5]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1996. Limited facsimile edition, this copy numbered 005 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original grey Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 77 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book. . Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$869.73

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. (Robins, Wrens, Finches) [volumed 3]
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. (Robins, Wrens, Finches) [volumed 3]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1991. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 203 to the front end paper. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 97 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of a series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$415.39

THE BIRDS OF NEW GUINEA Vol. V. (Parrots, Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quail). [volume 5]
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THE BIRDS OF NEW GUINEA Vol. V. (Parrots, Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quail). [volume 5]

By Gould, John; Sharpe, Bowdler

Melbourne: Hill House, 1991. First limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no, 207 to the front paste-down; cloth very slightly marked, contents clean and tight, unmarked, a fine copy. Original brown-red Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 75 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This copy is held in stock. A small postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$259.62

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume VII [7, seven]: Geese, Ducks, Gulls, Terns, Noddies, Albatrosses, Petrels, Cormorants, Gannets, Penguins
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume VII [7, seven]: Geese, Ducks, Gulls, Terns, Noddies, Albatrosses, Petrels, Cormorants, Gannets, Penguins

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1994. Limited facsimile edition, this copy is very early in the sequence and stamped no. 007 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 85 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This copy is held in stock, a postage surchage may apply on this heavy book. . Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$778.86

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA  Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1990. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 217 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 80 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale (this copy is stamped no. 0128 to the front paste-down). This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$324.53

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume I (Birds of Prey) [volume one]
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume I (Birds of Prey) [volume one]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1992. Limited facsimile edition, this copy is stamped no. 204 to the front paste-down; a fine copy, cloth very slightly marked, contents clean and tight, unmarked. 36 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt. One of a series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition.. This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$649.05

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume V (5, five). (Parrots and Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quai )
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume V (5, five). (Parrots and Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quai )

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1989. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 118 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear; contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 92 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B. M. (N. H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This copy is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$778.86

THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN Vol. IV (Doves, Pigeons, Game Birds, Water Birds) [volume 4].

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 009 to the front end paper. Original brown-red Japanese Saifu cloth gilt. 90 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb: "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board...Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$545.20

OUR BIRD BOOK
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OUR BIRD BOOK

By Rogerson, Sydney. Tunnicliffe, Charles

London: Collins, 1947. 128 pages, colour and b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket good with some light general wear. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscription, endpapers a little spotted. A very copy with a very good original dust jacket.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Tunnicliffe. 4to. Book.

$25.96

BIRDS: An Artist's View
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BIRDS: An Artist's View

By Bond; Terance James

London: Parkgate Books Ltd., 1997. Pp. vi, 90. Colour illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket fine. Grey cloth boards fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy. "Terance James Bond, one of the great ornithological painters of our time, paints the birds he likes best: this glorious retrospective is a personal one and reflects his love and fascination for the aesthetically superb combination of birds and their natural habitats.". New Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Folio. Book.

$12.98

PICTURES OF BIRD LIFE. On woodland, Meadow, Mountain and Marsh
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PICTURES OF BIRD LIFE. On woodland, Meadow, Mountain and Marsh

By Lodge, R. B.

London: S. h. Bousfield, 1904. nd, but circa 1904; pp. 376; colour frontispiece plate and numerous half-tone illustrations after photographs by the author. Original, handsome pictorial green cloth binding blocked in black and white, with bevelled edges to boards, gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Binding good with some wear to the spine and edges, lightly marked . Contents clean and tight, faint pencilled address to the front free end paper, lightly toned to prelims.. A good copy.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Lodge, R.B.. 4to. Book.

$32.45

THE BIRDS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA A General Account of the Birds Inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to  Singapore with the Adjacent islands (complete in 5 Vols)
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THE BIRDS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA A General Account of the Birds Inhabiting the Region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore with the Adjacent islands (complete in 5 Vols)

By Robinson, Herbert C. and Frederick N. Chasen.

London: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1927. The attractive and scarce, complete 5 volume set 1927-1976 with extensive colour plates. Original red cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Bindings with only light wear. Volume 5 with a fine dust jacket protected in a removable clear sleeve. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, very faint spotting to a few endpapers, internally unmarked. A near fine set.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by H. Gronvold. 4to (17 x 27cm). Book.

$642.56

SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE
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SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE

By Harting, James Edmund

London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1883. pp.292 ; b/w illustrations throughout. Original green cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering and vignette to the front board; a little general wear and rubbing, slightly dust soiled. Contents clean and tight, end papers toned careful repair to front free endpaper, autographed George William Sparrow Sparrow an officer who died in WW1, an occasional mark within, no inscriptions, light notes in pencil to the front pastedown regarding the plates by the hand of Howard Radclyffe, well respected collector and director of Bernard Quaritch Ltd . A good/very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Thorburn, Archibald, Whymper, Keulemans. 8vo. Book.

$45.43

IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS
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IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS

By Watson, Donald

Langford Press, 2010. 110 pages colour plates throughout. Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, virtually as new. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

$45.43

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 196 to the front paste-down. A fine copy preserved in the publisher's original packing carton. A little wear to the cloth on the bottom edge. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 82 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. An as-new copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board, hand wrapped in protective brown paper, and placed in its own crush-proof outer carton. The carton is then sealed, numbered and signed on the outside by the printer's quality control officer. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This copy is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy volume.. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$649.05

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. [Robins, Wrens, Finches]
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. [Robins, Wrens, Finches]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1991. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 177 to the front paste-down. A fine copy in the publisher's original packing box; a little faint spotting to the title page. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 97 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of a series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. A fine copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A POSTAL SURCHARGE MAY APPLY ON THIS HEAVY BOOK. We hold the full set of Birds of Australia in stock. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$454.34

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA  Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1990. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 208 to the front paste-down. A near fine copy, minimal wear, a few spots to the title page. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 80 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale (this copy is stamped no. 0128 to the front paste-down). This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$298.56

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